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Jesus -- The Bread Guy
Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19

from the book
Sermons on the Gospel Readings
Series II, Cycle B

John T. Ball

John 6:35, 41-51


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In the Gospel of John, Jesus is often the "Bread Guy." Here he is different from the Jesus of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John's Jesus makes long speeches about himself, and he puts himself squarely in the center of a scenario of salvation. We notice some of this in several images through which John's Jesus defines himself. He claims to be the true vine with his followers being the branches taking their life from him. Another time he says that he is the way, the truth, and the life, giving believers the secret of victorious living. In another image, he says he is the door of the sheepfold, protecting the sheep, his disciples, from the dangers of the world. Again he describes himself as the light of the world, banishing the darkness of unbelief, and at still another moment he claims to be the resurrection and the life, giving his followers triumph over death.

In a similar manner, in John 6, ...

This Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 sermon, Jesus -- The Bread Guy, is based on John 6:35, 41-51 and relates to Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons on the Gospel Readings . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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